We may have missed the final question about competition shows in a recent virtual pub trivia game, but wagering zero on it allowed us to move up a little in the rankings! Sigh…when will they make REAL competition shows worth watching? Is there anyone else out there who’d watch a Black Friday inspired competitive shopping show where customers have to strongarm each other for the hottest selling items – like video game systems, Bluetooth karaoke microphones, flat screen TVs, Fondle Me In My Special Place Elmo dolls and 12 days of socks novelty socks? Oh yes, let’s not forget air fryers and air fryer combo units that air fry your food, pressure cook your food, pulverize your food into submission all the while playing your favorite Spotify tunes?
Maybe Black Friday shopping competitions aren’t your thing. Maybe it’s too tame for you – and you want to watch a “Most Dangerous Game” inspired competition show where people are dropped on a remote island and have to fight in a wilderness setting for their survival while being hunted by cannibalistic psychopaths. Is this too dark for you? Well then – there are still plenty of competition shows already available for you to watch! Is “Cake Boss” still a show? Yes, I’m pretty clueless about competition shows! It seems they’re all about cooking, dating,or singing/dancing and possibly Lego building. Bo-ring!
Here were our game questions:
Round One –
1 Flags – Which U.S. state has a flag featuring eight stars, seven of which represent the Big Dipper asterism?
2 cience – What is the five-letter term for the molten or semi-molten material that becomes lava once it erupts from the Earth’s surface?
3 Song Lyrics – What 2012 #1 single has lyrics that include the phrases “pop some tags,” “looking for a come-up,” and “flannel zebra jammies?” Miss.
4 Stocks – Of the six largest single-day losses by percentage on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, one took place in 1987, two took place in 2020, and the other three took place in what year?
Mystery Round One –
Give the weather-related team name used by each given franchise or school.
1. Seattle (WNBA)
2. Iowa State Univ. (NCAA)
3. Tampa Bay (NHL)
4. Univ. of Tulsa (NCAA)
We missed #2 and #4. When we heard the answer for #4, we thought it sounded kinda filthy.
Round Two –
5 Mountains – There are two mountains in the Western U.S. that are more than 2,000 miles away from the nearest higher mountain. Name one of those two mountains.
NERD POINT: Name both. We got one, not both.
6 This was an audio question involving a clip from 30 Rock about Gary, Indiana or something (we got it correct). I’ve never even watched the show, but I recognized one of the names in the clip, so we got this for low.
7 Food Names – The fruit commonly known as a rockmelon in Australia and New Zealand is best known by what ten-letter name in the United States and Europe?
8 Literary Characters – Sally, Thing One, and Thing Two are among the non-title characters in what 1957 book?
Mystery Two – Visual
We missed #3 and #4. We were in seventh going into the final question with 43 points.
Final Category – Competition Shows
There are three people who have served as a judge on American Idol for exactly one season—Ellen DeGeneres and what two singers, who both joined the show for the twelfth season?
I think we moved to third or fourth by wagering zero on this.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I’m happy, of course, that I don’t have to work! Hopefully that trend of department/retail stores being open on Thanksgiving has passed (ugh). As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Mariah Carey! I have a story involving Mariah Carey. A co-worker told me that her young daughter cried whenever she played Mariah Carey songs, and I said to her, “Well, that’s a smart daughter you have there.” So I simultaneously insulted her taste in music (sorry not sorry) AND complimented her daughter. She didn’t know how to react!
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alaska, magma, thrift shop, 1929
round two –
denali/mauna kea, 30 rock, cantaloupe, the cat in the hat
mystery one –
storm, cyclones, lightning, golden hurricanes
IJ and the last crusade, rocket man, us, looper
final – mariah carey, nicki minaj